When we are suddenly confronted with one handedness, it’s easy to be fearful.  If the injury or illness occurred with your dominant hand it can be scary.  It’s like if I were to hand you a pencil and tell you to write with your non-dominant hand, you know what a struggle that is.  So imagine now you’re going to have to learn how to cook, clean, take care of personal care, etc. with that hand, too.  Remember your non-dominant hand has no muscle memory for these tasks.  So how are you going to handle that?  You need to believe that given time and practice, you will be able to do those tasks.  They may not be done in the way you would do them with your dominant hand or arm, but you will be able to complete the tasks. 

For many of us, you have to pull your belief from within or from your faith.  In either case, believing is part of developing a mindset that will give you a life that works. 

It is hard sometimes to rely on belief if you always have to have proof or evidence that something is going to work.  But that’s the mystery behind belief.  Think about when a football team gets ready for a big game.  They don’t sit around not believing that they’re going to win.  WHEN they win is in their minds and thoughts and words.  So that’s what we have to do.  We have to believe that we can make modifications in our everyday lives.